Nine days. That’s how long I had to wait to get this shot. I’d ridden the motorbike from Melbourne all the way up through the Flinders Ranges, Marree, Alice, across the Plenty Highway, up to the Atherton Tablelands, Cairns, Cape Trib, Cooktown, Weipa and finally up to the tip of Cape York, the Northernmost point in Australia. After some thought I decided the best shot would be an aerial of the tip, looking back, so now I need a plane (hadn't bought a drone yet). Turned out the caravan park I camped at (Punsand Bay) had a helicopter right there on the beach. Not cheap, but perfect for getting the shot. First sunny morning and I’m in business and that’s what took nine days. Every morning (it was a morning shot) was either overcast, raining, or too cloudy. Normally I’d head off to the next destination and come back another time but it’s a long, hard ride to get there so I had to stick around. There are definitely worse places to be stuck for nine days but I was keen to get back on the road so it was pretty frustrating. Then finally, on the ninth morning, some sun.
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